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Tuesday, August 3, 1999 Published at 15:09 GMT 16:09 UK

World: Asia-Pacific

Picture gallery: Floods across Asia

From Thailand to the Philippines, much of East Asia has been hit by severe flooding this week, with thousands evacuated from their homes and more storms forecast.

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Residents take to their roofs in Marikina City in the suburbs of the Philippines' capital Manila.

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A bus tries to make headway along a flooded Manila street.

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Paju City north of the South Korean capital Seoul was flooded by the Imjin River.

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A baby is passed to safety at Cainta, east of Manila.

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Breakfast al fresco for a family in Chanthaburi province in Thailand.

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South Korean firefighters use a rubber raft to evacuate flood victims in Paju CIty.

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Improvised rafts in a Manila suburb.

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A cemetery keeper tends tombs at a flooded Christian cemetery in Chanthaburi.

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